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How to Change a Headlight bulb

By Edited Aug 1, 2015 0 0

Have you ever been driving and all of the sudden you get stopped by the police and ticketed for a Headlight that went out? I know I have and it really is a drag especially if it happened while you were driving. Explaining it to the Police officer will not help because he/she will not believe you. So now you are stuck with a moving violation ticket and a Headlight that just bunt out.

You start to dread on thought of how much your mechanic may charge you to fix it. You don’t need to be a professional mechanic to figure out how to fix it.

First let me just say that this problem is not something that is hard to fix. You could do this yourself in your driveway and only take a few minutes. Once you learn how to do this you will be happy to not be paying your mechanic god knows how much an hour. Why bother paying so much for that when you can do it yourself and save some money in the process.

Unlike a few years back when you had to take out the whole head light to get replaced with a new one. Now all you have to do is take out the bulb and put in the new one. I will explain to you on how to do this.

Let’s begin!

  1. Make sure that your vehicle is turned off and not running. The reason being depending on the model of car you do not want your hand to get caught in the fan. Now open the hood of the car and look for the back of the burned out headlight
  2. Once you find the back of the burned out headlight you will notice that you will need to either twist  or unclip the socket from the headlight
  3. Now you have pulled out the head light socket form here pull out the bulb and check it. If the filament inside is burnt out then you will need to take a quick ride to the auto store and get you a bulb.
  4. On the bulb itself it will tell you what size and model you are holding. You will need to get the same bulb. Once at the auto store you can find the bulb yourself or ask someone that works there. One word of advice when you go and get a headlight bulb please buy two sets. Reason being that when one burns out the other headlight is not to far from doing the same thing.
  5. Back at home you begin to put the new bulb back on the socket and back into the head light nice and easy. Do not force it! Once it is in you will need to either twist or clip the socket to the headlight (please read user manual). Do the same for the other headlight.
  6. Now you are done!

Fairly easy installation and at the same time you have saved yourself some money in the process. You will get a great feeling of accomplishment when you do this especially if you are not to savvy when it comes to cars.

Knowledge is power my friends!




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